Our Story

This small ship cruise (90 passengers) was really ideal for visiting the many small ports along the Portuguese and Spanish coastlines. Traveling from Lisbon to Barcelona, the UIAA alumni first learned about and then saw the Moorish architecture that once ruled the Iberian Peninsula. From simple castles in Portugal to grand and elaborate palaces in Spain, each stop presented itself with a slightly grander version of what we had just seen in the previous port. Alumni relished at the end to discover that the UIAA’s own Ricker Logo was inspired by the architecture we had just spend 10 days exploring.